Definition of Port Arthur
1. Noun. A major port city in northeastern China on the Liaodong Peninsula; now a part of Luda.
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center, Port
Group relationships: Cathay, China, Communist China, Mainland China, People's Republic Of China, Prc, Red China, Luda, Luta
2. Noun. A battle in the Chino-Japanese War (1894); Japanese captured the port and fortifications from the Chinese.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Port Arthur
Literary usage of Port Arthur
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1916)
"The succeeding ship of the steam •hip company, also carrying flour among other things, reached Port Arthur about the 7th of February, 1904. ..."
2. Review of Reviews and World's Work by Albert Shaw (1904)
"Between these hills and the fortifications of Port Arthur itself only level country intervenes, and across this level country the Japanese are carefully ..."
3. Japan at First Hand: Her Islands, Their People, the Picturesque, the Real by Joseph Ignatius Constantine Clarke (1918)
"IT was beyond expectation that within a couple of months of my visit to Port Arthur, a decade after the great siege, it would fall to the Japanese to ..."
4. The Standard Dictionary of Facts: History, Language, Literature, Biography edited by Henry Woldmar Ruoff (1909)
"A continual struggle has existed between the Imperial Govern- of all the Chinese troops there to the Russian [ back to Port Arthur and the rest dispersed ..."
5. Europe Since 1815 by Charles Downer Hazen (1910)
"Meanwhile, in August, the Japanese had defeated disastrously both the Port Arthur and Vladivostok fleets, eliminating them from the war. ..."